Trick to get more space in Google Photos without paying anything

Tricks on how to free up space in Gmail without paying anything

Google Photos is one of the best platforms to save your photos, videos and other content in the cloud. More if you know their best tricks to make the most of this Google tool. The problem is that its space is limited, so we are going to teach you the best trick to get more space in Google Photos without paying anything.

Doesn't that seem enough to you? In addition to showing you the trick to get more space in Google Photos without paying anything, we are also going to teach you other tips that will help you empty Google Photos and save space.

Of course, first we are going to understand why you run out of space in Google Photos. We are talking about a tool that millions of users use, and its functionality is beyond any doubt.
But for a few years now it has been running out of space, something that didn't happen before. What's going on?

This is the reason why you are running out of space in Google Photos

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In case you are wondering why your space in Google Photos is so limited, know that it is Google's fault. Yes, before Google Photos was free and unlimited. In this way, we all started uploading all the photos from our phones and tablets to the Google platform. And of course, the convenience of always having a copy in the cloud got us used to the service.

The problem is that in 2021 Google changed its policies as you will see in the article he published on his blog:  «As of June 1, 2021, All new photos and videos you upload will count towards the free 15 GB of storage that come with every Google Account or additional storage you've purchased as a Google One member.

In addition, “The storage of your Google Account is shared in Drive, Gmail and Photos. This change also allows us to keep up with the growing demand for storage. And, as always, we remain committed to not using the information in Google Photos for advertising purposes. We know this is a big change and may come as a surprise, so we wanted to let you know well in advance and provide you with resources to make it easier.”

In this way, Google Photos became paid. It's true that photos you already have stored don't count toward this limitation, but you probably didn't turn off the feature, so Google continued saving photos from your phone.

And in case it is a new account, already parts with this 15 GB limitation. The worst of all? That this storage is for all Google services. Or what is the same: now You have 15 GB in total for Google Drive, Google Photos, Gmail... A very limited capacity, with the objective that you go to the checkout and contract some of the Google One services.

The trick to get more space in Google Photos without paying anything

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Now that you understand the reason why you are running out of storage capacity, let's see how to get more space in Google Photos without paying anything. And here I am going to tell you A very simple trick that I do often: create a new Gmail account.

Creating a Gmail account is completely free and it won't take you more than a couple of minutes. You put your usual email as the recovery email (it will tell you in the process) and you already have the matter resolved. Now, you just have to deactivate data synchronization with Google Photos in your official account, and use this new Gmail account only to save the photos and videos you take. I even have just one for Google Drive.

The trick is to make emails with generic names, but effective for you, like emailgooglefotosnereaper1@gmail.com (so I can make 2,3,4, etc. when I run out of space. We are going to explain how to do it. Once you have your new Gmail account, follow these steps:

Disable copying Google Photos with your regular Gmail account

  • Open the Google Photos application on your mobile.
  • Tap on your profile photo or initial in the upper right corner.
  • Select Photo Settings.
  • Tap Backup & Sync.
  • Turn off the switch next to Backup & sync.

Activate syncing in your new Google Photos account

  • Open the Google Photos application on your mobile.
  • Tap on your profile photo or initial in the upper right corner.
  • Select Add another account.
  • Sign in with your new Gmail account.
  • Once you have added the account, click on your profile or initial photo again.
  • Select the new account you just added.
  •  Go to Photo Settings.
  • Tap Backup & Sync.
  • Turn on the switch next to Backup & Sync.

Remove duplicate photos

Another of the best ways to free up space in Google Photos is to delete duplicate photos. From Google Photos they have a system that prevents uploading duplicate photos, but if you take a burst of 100 photos, you can upload them all. So, the best thing you can do is delete duplicate photos. There are all kinds of programs for this, so check out our article where we tell you how to find duplicate photos on your phone.

As a second option we willrecommend DDiG Duplicate File Deleter, a powerful program to delete duplicate photos on your computer.

Free up space in Google Photos by deleting Gmail emails

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An important task you should do is clean out your inbox, since you probably have emails that take up a lot of space. Emails with large attachments are one of the biggest storage consumers. And keep in mind that, as we have told you before, Gmail, Drive and Google Photos share storage.

To do this, we are going to leave you a series of shortcuts that will make things easier for you. For example, if you want to search for emails from a specific sender, use the following command: from:name@example.com

With this command, you can find all types of related emails. And if you want to remove a general sender, search from:@name.com. If, for example, you want to delete thousands of old Trello messages, you should search for @trello.com and you will find all the related emails.

You can also find large emails using specific Gmail commands. Use the term size and add the weight. For example size: 5mb will search for emails that are larger than 5 MB.

As you have seen, they are very simple tricks that will help you free up space in Google Photos, so follow these tips that we have given you so that you never run out of storage.


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